Sorry about the crummy night time pic. Just know they were chocolate chip and they were amazing and would've photographed beautifully in the daytime :) So along with the pancakes I made some bacon and eggs. And for dessert I knew instantly what I wanted to make...Cinnamon Roll Cookies!
These things are freaking awesome. I laugh out loud when I think about how good they are because they make me that happy. Its recipes like this that make me glad I'm a Zumba instructor and therefore can eat a ton of these!
The worst part about this recipe is the waiting! They spend about two hours in the fridge before they're ready to bake, and another half hour after they're iced. But they are so worth it. I mean these are the epitome of the phrase "Worth the wait"!
I know, I know. You're thinking these all don't look exactly like a perfect teeny tiny cinnamon roll cookie. Well I'm here to tell you nothing in life is perfect and as long as what I'm eating tastes awesome, I'm good to go. I think next time I need to roll up the dough tighter, so remember that when you try these out and they may look more like an itty bitty cinnamon roll than mine. Trust me though when I say these taste fantastic!Makes 2 dozen
2/3 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup butter, softened
1/3 Cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter, softened, divided
1/2 Cup brown sugar, divided
1 Tbsp cinnamon, divided
4oz Cream cheese
1/4 Cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
Whisk together the sugar and butter in your mixer until soft.
Add in the egg and stir until fully incorporated, followed by the vanilla and sour cream.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir together with a fork then slowly add it to the dough.
Once everything is mixed together, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and flatten into a circle. Place in the fridge to chill for at least two hours.
Remove and flour your work surface really well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with a silpat or grease with cooking spray.
Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll each half out into a circle about an 1/8 inch in thickness and coat each circle with two tablespoons of butter.
Sprinkle on 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 a tablespoon of cinnamon over each circle and roll up into a log.
Slice into thin cookies using a sharp knife and place on the baking sheet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until fluffy and slightly golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on baking sheet.
Whip the cream cheese in your mixer until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and milk and mix together. Add more milk for thinner icing.
Top cooled cookies with icing and return to the fridge for about 30-60 minutes. Remove and enjoy!
So did you and your family take advantage of National Pancake Day? Do you love breakfast for dinner, too?
Thanks for stopping by!
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***recipe adapted from here